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Examples of printmaking in various styles.

Mixed Media Printmaking Short Course

Course description

Students will be supported and guided through various techniques, including the use of intaglio and relief print presses. The processes learned are then used to print onto different flat surfaces, including found source imagery, specialist printmaking papers, fabrics, latex and light coloured wood.

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Who should take this course?

This course develops thought processes, such as colour theory and composition, which can be applied to many art and design disciplines, including, painting, drawing and photography. It is suitable for beginners and even professional illustrators, designers or artists who would like to add an experimental approach to their work.

Entry requirements: Students should have a good level of spoken English.

Level: This course is appropriate for students of all levels.

Clear, easy to understand lessons:

  • Our tutors will explain things in easy to understand, accessible English. If they need to use any special terminology they will make sure they explain what they mean.
  • New methods will be shown to students through live demonstrations, in a way thats crystal clear and easy to understand.
  • Experience life on campus
  • Network and share ideas with students from across the globe
  • Access the technology and materials relevant to your discipline
  • Shop in our college shops for any materials you might need
  • Ask questions of your tutor in real time
  • Receive feedback and critique on your assignments
  • Experience the many sights of London on your down time

A certificate of completion:

  • You've put the work in so we want to make sure you have something to show for it!
  • As long as you attend a minimum of 80% of your classes, we will provide you with a certificate of attendance.
  • We always recommend you attend all of the classes so that you get the most out of the experience!
  • Certificates are great to compliment your cv.

Available dates

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Topics covered

Techniques will include:

  • mono-printing
  • cyanotypes
  • Phototransfer
  • chine collé
  • collagraphs
  • vinyl cut printing
  • blind embossing/de-bossing.


Students should bring the following materials to the first session:

Please bring to the course any previous work; found or personal photographic imagery, fresh colour and black & white laser photocopies, computer based ink jet prints.

  • Paintbrushes
  • Pens
  • Pencils
  • Ruler
  • You may also like to bring:

  • Collage/montage materials e.g coloured papers or various textured fabrics
  • Soft textured materials (tin foil, corrugated cardboard)
  • Organic material (dried pressed flowers, mosses, grasses)
  • Extra materials to print on such as polycotton, unprimed cotton duck canvas, satin, white leather (uncoated)

  • Meet the Tutor:

    This skills-based and demonstration-led course takes place in a state-of-the-art printmaking studio.  Students will explore themes and compositional ideas using both colour and black and white printed collage methods. These outcomes are then translated into handmade printmaking techniques.

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